“Eight ways to a happier relationship” is an article about the how to keep your relationship happy. There were two points that caught my attention they where avoid the absolute “always” and “never” and make requests not demands. In every relationship there will always be little things that bother you about your significant other and many of us do not know how to approach the situation or how to communicate it. This article does a good job of explaining how to communicate and have a long-lasting relationship, and i will tell you about why you should avoid certain language while talking to your significant other.
We all have been in relationships where we are always screaming at our partner because they are squeezing the toothpaste from the middle or having to constantly telling them they don’t help out with the cleaning. Tamara Chansky says in the article that using the words “always” and “never” is not acceptable in a relationship, that’s when problems start to arise and sometimes they get so bad that you have to split up. Instead, she says to use non-aggressive language like please do not squeeze the toothpaste from the middle you know how I hate that, language like that will help the relationship become stronger. Another point was to make requests not demands, and what she means by that is to tell your partner that you need their help and avoid attacking them with demands and expectations. A relationship is meant for two people to work together and compromise to make it last till they decide to go their separate ways.